Rachel McAdams Drops Out Of 'Passengers'; Film Production Delayed
Rachel McAdams will no longer be a part of Passengers, the sci-fi movie starring Keanu Reeves, which was set to begin filming next month.
Rachel McAdams Drops Out Of 'Passengers' Movie
With McAdams out, Passengers will have to find a new female lead, as they did when Reese Witherspoon backed out earlier in the production process, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Produced by Reeves and Stephen Hamel’s Company Films with financial backing from Wayfare Films, the project is at a standstill.
The Weinstein Co. had acquired rights to the movie following the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, but have since withdrawn from the project, likely due to its production delays. CAA will now have to find a new U.S. distributor for the science-fiction effort.
'Passengers' Production Delayed
Helming the picture is Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire). According to reports, he was to begin shooting Passengers on April 7 in Germany. Now that the film needs a new female lead, shooting will be delayed for weeks.
Reeves is likely hoping that Passengers will bring him back to the A-list after a series of high-profile flops, including 2013’s 47 Ronin, in which he played a samurai.
McAdams currently has three projects in production, Every Thing Will Be Fine, an untitled Cameron Crowe project and animated feature The Little Prince.
– Chelsea Regan